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Silver gilt and amber pendant

Period:
Archaic
Date:
7th century B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Amber, silver, gold
Dimensions:
Other (hoop): 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm) Other (amber): 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Amber
Credit Line:
Purchase, Renée E. and Robert A. Belfer, Patti Cadby Birch and The Joseph Rosen Foundation Inc. Gifts, and Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.11.27
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
Elliptical hoop topped by a suspension tube. The base of the ring accommodates an ovoid amber bead mounted so it may swivel. The amber is incised with simple geometric motifs.
Picón, Carlos A. 1992. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1991-1992." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 50(2): p. 10.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1992. "One Hundred Twenty-second Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1992." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 122: p. 37.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 7.49, pp. 11, 272, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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